Mercury Bay Estate e-cellar door

The Mercury Bay's rugged coastline covers some 20km of the eastern Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand. Named after James Cooks voyage of 1769, where under orders of his country, he anchored not far from Cooks Beach in the safe harbour to observe the Transit of Mercury on November 9th 1769, while his ship Endeavour took on fresh provisions.

Mercury Bay Estate is a boutique, family run vineyard and winery. Our aim is to produce Coromandel’s finest wines using sustainable means. We wish to share these wines with local food to both locals and visitors to the region in our relaxed and family friendly vineyard and cellar door setting.

Owned & operated by Simon & Veronica Ward the vineyard established in 1996 (originally named Shakespeare Cliff Vineyard and contained plantings of Merlot, Pinot Noir, & Chardonnay. Simon is a graduate of Adelaide University’s Roseworthy College in Australia and has worked in some of the world’s finest wine regions: Tuscany & the Marche in Italy; Marlborough and Hawkes Bay in New Zealand; Stellenbosch in South Africa & the Hunter Valley Coonawarra in Australia.



Mercury Bay Estate Pinot Rosé 2019

It is delightfully fruited and fragrant on the nose showing ripe nectarine, sweet raspberry, apple and floral characters. The palate is equally satisfying with juicy fruit intensity and vibrant acidity, finishing long and refreshing.

93/100 (Wine Orbit)

Mercury Bay Estate Chardonnay 2017

Beautifully fruited and inviting, the bouquet shows golden peach, mango, vanilla, hazelnut and subtle spicy complexity. The palate delivers succulent mouthfeel and lovely mid palate weight, wonderfully complemented by creamy texture and refreshing acidity. Immediately appealing and delightfully drinkable.

90/100 (Wine Orbit)

Mercury Bay Estate Chardonnay 2016

It is showing lovely ripe fruit aromas of rockmelon, nectarine and baked apple on the nose with roasted hazelnut, lemon peel and brioche nuances. The palate displays generous mouthfeel and smooth texture, leading to a lingering tasty finish. It is juicy and flavoursome with bottle matured complexity.

90/100 (Wine Orbit)

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